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on 8/31/12 8:28 pm - Irvine, CA
Hello Members,

On a daily basis we get calls from members in desperate need of surgeons that will accept Medicaid and or Medicare for Bariatric surgery.  It breaks our hearts when we have to say "we don't know of any surgeons in your state we can refer you to". 

Can you please help us? If you know of any surgeons in your state that accepts Medicaid and or Medicare, will you list their:

Name

If they accept Medicare and or Medicaid

Phone number

Facility

Address

This list will remain here for our members to access and use.

Thank you so much!!!

ObesityHelp,

Member Services

 

 

 

armywife21b
on 11/30/07 5:45 pm - MO
Here in MO Dr Phillip Hornbostel out of Sedalia does
zahnermin
on 2/14/09 5:42 pm - Marshall, MO
Dr. Hornbostel out of sedelia will accept medicare and health care usa medicaid ; I would love someone to share with me a surgeon that takes straight medicaid . Please and Thank you 
                                                Needs to be skinny  lol
AimeeC4244
on 3/16/10 2:50 pm - Joplin, MO
I'm just getting started but I know that Missouri Bariatric Services in Columbia accepts Medicare and Medicade also.  I am on Medicare and that's who I am going through.
summer09
on 3/20/10 9:38 am - Conway, MO
hi, i was wondering if you have to wait forever to get in and have the surgery . i am getting my mental evaluation april 5th . then im ready to find a doctor that doesnt take months.
adamsamah
on 8/25/10 9:54 am - Nixa, MO
RNY on 12/26/06 with
It is not uncommon to have to wait six months or more so you can get nutritional, exercise and psych counseling. This is not and should not be a quick process. It's changing your whole life forever!!
Don't rush yourself.
Hugs,
Lana

Adamsamah, Lana
"WLS is about making better choices, a healthier lifestyle and seeing how little you can eat.  Portion control is the key to all weight loss surgeries.  Bottom line - it isn't how much you can eat - it is how little you can eat."

 

jdterrell
on 9/16/10 12:55 pm - Sedalia, MO
Most insurance companies require that you be on a supervised diet for 6 months to see if you will be compliant.
As a Nurse Anesthetist, I really dread when patients are fast tracked and full and complete workup is not done. This is a major surgery and can get extremely complicated in a heart beat. It's what we don't know about you that can get us into trouble.
Relax and jump through the hoops. It is frustrating but worth it in the end. Use this time to educate yourself, loose some weight to shrink you liver-- it makes the surgeons job much easier. I find when my surgeon isn't struggling, I am not either.
Hope this helps.
BTW I am now 10 days post-op. I waited 8 yrs on my surgeon.
JT
Bobbie Smith
on 12/4/07 9:31 am - Ashland, MO
Dr. Ramaswamy and all the others at Missouri Bariactrics does also In Columbia


You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be, before you can actually become that person.


This ticker indicates the weight loss from my highest point 
Highest-----350
Liquid Diet----334
10/15/2007----284   
11/02/2007-----279 
11/08/07------274  
12/19/2007---250
01/22/2008--244

 

JANETLOGAN1020
on 12/4/07 2:24 pm - BUFFALO, MO

DR. HORNBOSTEL ACCEPTS MEDICARE, BUT DOES NOT ACCEPT REGULAR MEDICAID.  I CALLED HIS OFFICE YESTERDAY AND HE DID ONE OF MY SISTERS SURGERY (RNY) AND ONE OF MY FRIENDS RNY. MO BARIARICS IN COLUMBIA IS THE ONLY ONE THAT I KNOW OF THAT ACCEPTS MEDICAID. JANET

Misty B.
on 12/30/08 7:52 pm
Dr Hornbostel takes certain Missouri Medicaid HMO's.  I have Mohela which is formly known as Mercy Care Plus and I am going to dr. Hornbostel.  I hope this helps.  I know I had a real hard time finding someone who would accept Missouri Medicaid HMO.
Mrsvegg
on 12/12/07 12:22 am - Belton, MO

My suggestion was to call the information number on the back of their Medicare/Medicaid card. I found that the people at these telephone numbers are very helpful in telling you which doctors take their card.

I found Dr. Hornbostel through the people at the Medicare telephone line. I am glad that I did because my life is so much different now. Call the number on the back of your insurance card! These people are trained to help you. If you do not get the answers that you need, then wait 10 minutes and call back. Keep trying until you find an individual that can help you. That is what they get paid to do. They are there for us. This works for all insurance companies as well.  God Bless you all and good luck.

Craig Watts
on 1/13/08 8:43 am - Green City , MO
Dr. Phillip Hornbostel does accept Medicare... Dr. James Pitt does accept Both Im sure and Iam pretty sure Boone Hospital as been passed for BOE "Board Of Excellence" now...Would be worth checking out... UMC "Unversity Medical Center" Bariatrics group also do WLS and they accept Medicaid...I was also told they are soon to be accepted for BOE...

Craig Lee Watts 
"Reach Out & Touch The Lord As He Goes By"


426 lbs Starting weight
212 lbs Goal Weight
159lbs AS OF 05,18.2013_______________________

267lbs PRAISE GOD.....

 

rkb2260
on 2/18/08 11:36 am
Missouri Bariatric Services in Columbia, Mo now accepts both Medicare and Medicaid, you can reach their office by calling 573-882-5673.  They have a great team of Surgeons
MeAGNL8agn
on 5/16/08 9:18 am - Waynesville, MO

Dr. Scott at DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton/St. Louis, MO accepts Medicare.  His office phone number is 314-344-6800.

linda249
on 12/18/09 11:19 pm - xenia, IL
yes and Dr. Scott is a very good Dr. for WLS
mysister2001
on 4/9/13 6:41 am

My sister used him, had complications, called his office said she hadn't been able to hold anything down for over 24 hrs (even sips of water) and was in extreme pain.. Was told you probably ate something that didn't agree with you if it's not better in a couple of days call us back. Needless to say she never made that call because  she was dead by then. this was 56 days after surgery and 6 days after her 50th birthday. She left behind 5 children (2 grown and 3 newly adopted small children)

Be very careful if you use this dr. (there was another of his patients who died from the same cir****tances.)

Jan C.
on 6/19/08 5:52 pm - Cedar Creek, MO

Dr Arthur Hawes plastic surgeon  417-8753246

3555 S. National, Springfield , MO.

accepts medicare and other insurances for tummy tucks , breast augumations other skin removal if medically needed. like rashes, back aches, etc.



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GOD BLESS YOU TODAY
JAN COOK

Kathleen G.
on 6/28/08 8:41 pm - Moberly, MO
RNY on 04/24/06 with

I was just at Dr Arthur Hawes office on the 24, Yes he does take Medicare, but Medicare WILL NOT pay for a tummy tucks or a  breast augumentions. The insurance lady says Medicare will only pay for a breast augumentation if is because of cancer. Medicare will however pay for a panniculectomy, which is the lower part of your stomach, which I have had done by Dr Hawes.  He and his staff are the greatest.

 

Thanks for looking

Kathleen

Kathleen G.
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proudmawmaw
on 7/16/08 7:15 am - Dixon, MO
VSG on 08/17/07 with
To  change sub. but I orded Oh magazine and still have not recieved it . Could you plaese check into that for me and let me know.

Thanks Karen

Email skt142@hotmail.com
reneeflw
on 8/13/08 8:40 pm - Purdy, MO
 This is about medicaid transportion.
 If you are needing a ride to a doctor you can call them 3 days before to schedule a trip.
 1-866-269-5927

I turned in a letter of medical necessity from my pcp to be sure I could get a ride.
The doctor just need's to fax it to 1-866-269-8875

I'm really not for sure if they really need the letter so you might call the number above, I just wanted to turn one in to be on the safe side.
I have had 2 different drivers so far and they have both been great.
Renee

 If He bring's you to it.... He will bring you through it.